Grand Masti, the adult comedy starring Vivek Oberoi, Aftab Shivdasani and Riteish Deshmukh is caught in a legal tussle with ICICI bank, which has claimed that the makers of the movie had not sought out their permission prior to showing the name and banner of the bank. The movie which is already embroiled in many a controversies regarding the adult content shown in the movie has now another obstacle to face before it releases.
The court has ordered the movie makers to refrain from using the name and banner of the bank until further notice. Furthermore Justice ML Mehta has also issued notice to the director and producers of the movie. The bank and its staff has been shown in a poor light in the trailer of the movie when a robbery is taking place, argued senior advocate Sanjay Jain, who was representing the ICICI bank. He further added that the ICICI bank has its own registered trademark and the makers should have taken permission from the bank before using their banner. Sanjay Jain said that the manner in which the name of the bank is used in the trailer is damaging to the reputation of the esteemed bank.
ICICI bank wants the makers to remove the objectionable visuals from the movie. Grand Masti is the sequel to the 2004 hit comedy Masti and it has the same male cast as its prequel. The movie is scheduled to hit the theaters on September 13.